In the past few months I have been really digging Proverbs.  I study it everyday.  At first I was yeah, yeah, yeah and was busting through the chapters. But once you get a taste for wisdom you can’t get enough. There is one particular theme that is in every chapter and just about every other verse, that is jive talking.  You know all that junk that comes out of our mouth. It’s all jive.  It’s all fluff, it’s all fool’s stuff. 
Jive talking defiles us

  Jesus said it’s not what we put in our body that defiles us, that’s a plus for all the diet haters out there, it’s what comes out of our mouths that get us.  It’s the jive talking that brings us down, it’s all that smack about other people, or other ministries that really jam us up. Yet the last book I wanted to buy was “Controlling the tongue” and one of my least favorite verse is “You will give an account for everything you say, text, Facebook and tweet.” Well I paraphrased. Listen I know putting a bridle on our mouth is not the easiest thing in the world, but it is so worth it.

Jive talk is just that – all talk

Sometimes we talk a good game, but when the rubber meets the road is where it counts.  The world needs us to show mercy, love and hope not tell them where they are missing it, they already know that. A little less conversation and a little more action please.  
“Let your ‘yes’ be yes and your ‘no’ be no’s.” Anything in between is jive talking.
Power of life and death are in the mouth, so why waste your time on jive talking.  By the grace of God we can start speaking life to those around us, until then ask for some “holy  hush.”

Even a fool looks wise when she loses the jive talking

It even says that a fool looks wise if she keeps her mouth shut.  What!!! All we have to do is not say anything? Yep! We can put the shut to the up and actually come across wise.  I like that. 

 Have I missed it? Yep. And once it’s out, there is no putting it back.   It’s not easy climbing down off the words, but by the grace of God we can, and by His mercy we will get through it. Let’s start today to forgive all the jive talkers out there, let’s release them and then let’s repent and ask for God grace to not jive talk again.  Let’s start an anti-jive talking campaign. 

Ever have God put ducktape on your mouth?